New York Mets Electric Prospect Undergoes Surgery; Out 8-12 Months

Ronny Mauricio, a top prospect in the New York Mets organization, has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee.

The injury, which Mauricio sustained while playing winter ball, has significantly impacted his trajectory with the team, especially since he was a strong contender for the everyday third baseman role as early as Opening Day.

The surgery was performed at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery by Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek.

Recovery from such a procedure typically spans eight to twelve months. This extended recovery period indicates that Mauricio will likely miss most, if not all, of the 2024 season.

The Mets organization and its medical staff will undoubtedly monitor his recovery closely, aiming for a return to play within this timeframe.

However, the exact duration of his recovery will depend on various factors, including the success of the surgery and Mauricio's response to rehabilitation.

This development is a significant setback for both Mauricio and the Mets. Mauricio, just 22 years old, is considered a promising talent within the Mets' system.

His absence for a substantial part of the 2024 season means the team will need to adjust its plans for the infield, particularly at third base, where Mauricio was expected to make a significant impact​​. Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports